Ooty Itinerary 1 Day
Explore the best places to visit in 1 day in Ooty with this travel itinerary for a memorable experience!
- Nilgiri Mountain Railway
- Government Botanical Gardens
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A Day in Ooty Itinerary - Perfect 24 Hours Guide
Rolling hills, meditative vibe, and a hot cup of chai is all one would need for an invigorating holiday. And what better place than India's beloved hill station, Ooty? Also known as Udhagamandalam, Ooty is located in the state of Tamil Nadu along the Nilgiris. Dressed in scrubby grass and trees, Ooty is the conventional hilly town with many natural sights to explore.
Is one day enough for Ooty?
Wondering whether one day is enough or not, to explore Ooty? Certainly not; but here's how you can make the most of it. Though Ooty is the place to be, suggesting attractions for 24 hours in Ooty could be a tough choice as there are many places than you can visit. You might get a glimpse of Ooty, but for a local slice, you of course need a lot more time. On this trip, we suggest you cover only 4-5 popular attractions of Ooty, spending time walking around and discovering the history, culture, and people.
What to carry for 1 day trip to Ooty?
If you're planning a day trip to Ooty from Bangalore, Coimbatore or Mysore, you can either go for a bike and experience the road trip or you can book a cab for 1 day. It can be worth having a medium-sized backpack for Ooty day trip. More helpful things to pack for a day trip to Ooty:
1. Light jacket for bikers
2. Ooty Route Map and Tourist Places Map
3. DSLR Camera with Batteries
4. Snacks and Water Bottle
How much money do you need for 1 day in Ooty?
The average daily price for travelling in Ooty is ₹2000-2500. The average price of food for one day is ₹200-500. The average price of a hotel for a couple is ₹2500-₹3500. So plan it accordingly. You can interact with locals and ask them for cheap places to stay and eat in Ooty.
Places to Visit in Ooty in One Day:
Have 24 hours in Ooty and want to go beyond the regulars? While the picturesque lake is the focal point of Ooty, read on to make the most of your 1 day in Ooty.
After a hearty South Indian breakfast of Idlis and Wadas, start your one-day trip to Ooty by first visiting the Pykara Waterfalls. Located at about 25 kilometres north-west of Ooty, these magnificent waterfalls are open to public visit from 08:30 in the morning.
Located nearby a pretty little village of Pykara where the gushing river makes it way. On the way back to Ooty, stop at the Wenlock Downs, a vast expanse of grassy meadows that just doesn’t seem to end. Named after Sir Arthur Lawley's sibling Beilby Lawley, third Baron Wenlock, these 20,000 acres of rolling lands are covered with Shola forest. Perfect to enjoy your second chia of the day, spend a few moments here.
The Kamaraj Sagar, on your way back, is another place that you can stop by. A wonderful picnic spot and a great place to spot many birds, this lake have a few restaurants nearby where the delectable curd rice with mustard tempering waits for you. By the late afternoon, as you are back in town, head to the Ooty Lake to enjoy a pleasurable boat ride.
One of the most visited places in Ooty, the Ooty Lake offers paddle boats, motor boats, and rowboats. To end the day's adventures, visit the Botanical Gardens. Located in the foothills of Dodabetta Peak, this park has more than 600 species of neatly curated plants, shrubs, and trees. As the night draws closer, make way to the Commercial Road where some of the best restaurants are located.
Ooty travel tips to save time and money
Easy and handy Ooty guidelines for your one day trip in Ooty:
- Don't try to fit in everything
- Book a guided Ooty sightseeing tour
- Start early, you will have more time to explore as well you can easily beat the crowds.
- Don't leave your planning until the last minute
Where to stay for 1 day in Ooty?
Since you have only 24 hours in Ooty, you should make the most of it by staying around the city's top attractions. Although it might not be the best deal, you will save time as well money spent on commute. Whatever your budget is, you can easily find the cheap and budget friendly accommodations in Ooty for 1 day. Locals also offer cozy homestays with awesome food and they would guide you to plan your travel accordingly.
Best places to eat in Ooty if you've only 1 day:
Want to explore the sumptuous cuisine of this city? Then, visit the most popular restaurants for delicious food.
Local transportation in Ooty
If you want to explore the offbeat places in Ooty and know its every nook and corner, then hopping onto a metro/train or a local city bus will be a smart choice.
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